Dinner Out

Dinner Out: Natalino’s Donair Burger

Dinner Out: Natalino’s Donair Burger By Scott Campbell Admittedly, the hamburger is one of my most favourite food groups however, the Donair, is a very close second. When I heard that Natalino’s in Kentville was offering up a Donair Burger for its Burger Wars entry, I was intrigued. When it occurred to me that someone had taken two of my most favourite things in the world and combined them to create a culinary thing of awe and deliciousness was when I knew the Burger Wars had reached a whole new level of creativity and spectacle. Their fresh made Donair Burger…
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Dinner Out: The Troy Lamb Burger

Dinner Out: The Troy Lamb Burger By Scott Campbell Yet another incredible addition to the Burger Wars (in support of Campaign for Kids) is the Troy Lamb Burger at the Troy restaurant in Wolfville. With their Mediterranean theme at full power Troy has launched a burger that I think is going to prove to be a real contender in this burger war. Using a 6oz, mouth-watering, Nova Scotian lamb patty, the chefs at Troy added crisp lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cacik, and then loaded it with Feta cheese. The result is a juicy burger that is brimming with rich Mediterranean…
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Dinner Out: The Port Pub’s Loopy Rancher Burger

Dinner Out: The Port Pub’s Loopy Rancher Burger By Scott Campbell Not to be outdone on the battlefront of the Burger Wars, the Port Pub in Port Williams has created a sizzling burger spectacle that has to be experienced.  Using their familiar Starr’s Point grass-fed beef as the basis of this burger creation they have put forth a formidable force in this Burger War. Starting with the grass-fed beef patty, they add lightly siracha-spiced ranch sauce, greens, tomato, cheddar, garlic aioli, pickle, and crispy Cajun fried onions all under a Brioche bun. The result is an original burger that is…
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Dinner Out: Paddy’s Wolfville’s Bombay Burger

Dinner Out: Paddy’s Wolfville’s Bombay Burger By Scott Campbell Bollywood has come to Wolfville in this blockbuster hit of a burger. Paddy’s Brewpub in Wolfville started out with a local grass-fed beef patty from Wild Mountain Farm in Canning – just like their Kentville counterpart but that’s where the similarity stops. From here Paddy’s Wolfville made a sharp turn to the east and created the Bombay Burger. This delicious treat starts out with the juicy beef patty and then dresses it up with Greek yogurt, house made raisin ketchup, Bombay pico (tomatoes, onion, cilantro, ginger, and jalapeno), and lettuce. This…
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Dinner Out: The Kings Arms’ Burger Wars Burger

Dinner Out: The Kings Arms’ Burger Wars Burger By Scott Campbell My first burger of the 2017 Burger Wars was the entry from Kentville’s Kings Arms pub. One bite in and I was already grieving the fact that this delicious burger was only going to be available for a month. The Kings Arms kitchen folk have created this masterpiece beginning with an 8oz patty of beef and caramelized onion (just think about that for a second). Then they smear it with a sizzling chipotle mayo, add a dollop of sweet roasted corn salsa, and put it all under a perfectly…
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Dinner Out: Review for Townsend

Dinner Out: Review for Townsend By Scott Campbell This article is a bit of a departure from my regular local culinary musings. I like to travel and I like to dine out. So, predictably, I will often find amazing restaurants that I want to write about when I travel. During an overnight stay in Philadelphia I had the opportunity to dine at a little (35-seat) restaurant located in a renovated town house on East Passyunk Avenue. We opted for the 5-course tasting menu and I think I can safely say this was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had…
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Dinner Out: LeCaveau Air Miles Dinner

Dinner Out: LeCaveau Air Miles Dinner My Scott Campbell For those of you familiar with the Air Miles loyalty program, you may already be aware of the spectacular dinner that was offered at Restaurant Le Caveau at Grand Pré Winery on Saturday, January 28. As many regular patrons of Le Caveau would know, the restaurant is usually closed through the winter months, however, they opened their doors for this special Air Miles culinary evening and I was one of the lucky ones who attended. We began the evening with a small reception in the Grand Pré Wine Shop. We were…
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Dinner Out: NOSH Dessert Night Inspired by Local

Dinner Out: NOSH Dessert Night Inspired by Local By Scott Campbell Leave it to the inspired minds of the NSCC Kingstec Bakery and Pastry Arts students and the Tourism and Hospitality students to hit it out of the local ball park when it comes to creating a spectacular menu completely inspired by local produce and artisans. And as if that wasn’t impressive enough – the entire menu was desserts… all desserts… nothing but desserts. What a night. It all began with a Chantilly-filled crepe, green apple sorbet with a caramel sauce, and a caramel crunch. This was paired with the…
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The Grapevine Devour Picks

The Grapevine Devour Picks: Devour! Street Food Party Robie Tufts Park Thursday, November 3, 4pm-8pm Participating trucks include Gecko Bus, Cheesecurds, Donair Trailer, Nomad Gourmet, and T-Dogs. Participating vendors include Carl’s Independent, Frais Catering, Tap Root Farms, Julian’s Feel Good Food, Union Street Cafe, The Noodle Guy, Le Caveau, and Cake Lady. Shorts Program: Look Who’s Coming to Dinner Al Whittle Theatre Friday, November 5, 12:30pm-2pm With “Food First, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Sunday Lunch, So Good To See You, Candice & Peter’s Smokin’ Hot Date, Home Suite Home”, and “The Cannoli”. Price: $15 Bitters Workshop with Jeffrey Van Horne &…
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Dinner Out: Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner 2016, Restaurant LeCaveau and Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery

Dinner Out: Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner 2016, Restaurant LeCaveau and Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery Scott Campbell This year was the 10th anniversary of the Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner at LeCaveau. This fantastic dinner is presented alongside the famous wines of Domaine de Grande Pré Winery and one other local winery. This year the rising star of the Valley vineyards – Lightfoot and Wolfville – was featured as the second winery in this exclusive wine and dining event. Our evening started off with an Amuse of BC Albacore Tuna Tartare served with hazelnuts, tamari, caramelized ginger, and cilantro. The…
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